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Lalor, the horse who is helping a stable cope with bereavement, looks like being every bit as good over fences as was hoped and is the second-favourite for the Arkle Trophy in March after an accomplished display to score at Cheltenham. Richard Woollacott, who took his own life in January, spotted him as an unheralded youngster three years ago and guided him through the early stages of his career as a racehorse.
Woollacott’s widow, Kayley, has taken over the training business, after some initial hesitation, and there can be no question it was the right decision. “She knows how to train a horse,” said Lalor’s owner, David Staddon, who would have been welcomed with open arms by any trainer in the country if he had elected to take his horse to a more established stable in the spring.
Written by Chris Cook at Cheltenham
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/nov/18/lalor-cheltenham-kayley-woollacott-arkle-trophy-horse-racing-tips under the title “Lalor romps home at Cheltenham to hand Kayley Woollacott ‘massive day’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.